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Maintaining Balance

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Balance is not commonly viewed as an important aspect of physical fitness but it can prove essential in preventing injury. We normally don’t think about our balance until we slip or fall and get injured because of instability. Just like anything else such as muscle and bone strength our balance can deteriorate the older we get. Balance is one of those “use-it-or-lose-it” situations, it must be trained and strengthened over time. Poor balance can lead to instability and put us at risk to slip or fall causing serious injury such as a broken hip, which in turn, can lead to prolonged injury and a downward spiral into dependence and ill health. The good news is that it’s never too late to start, simple exercises that don’t require a lot of equipment can be utilized to help improve balance.

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Terry Abrams

Terry Abrams is the President & Director of Physical Therapy for CardioFlex Therapy, a start-up company founded in 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Delivering both Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, CardioFlex Therapy’s Outpatient Clinic is centrally located in Davie, FL serving the towns of Cooper City, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Hollywood, Miramar, Sunrise, & Fort Lauderdale. For Home Physical Therapy, CardioFlex sends its therapists to homes located in Broward, Dade, & Palm Beach counties. Google+

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Office Worker Stretching Guide

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

A majority of Americans spend 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day tied to a desk and staring at a computer. The downfall of computer based work is that it compromises the well being of your body. Not only does prolonged sitting have an effect on cardiovascular health but also musculoskeletal integrity as well. Prolonged sitting along with bad posture can shorten hamstrings and hip flexors, contribute to neck and back pain, and even diminish core strength. To keep your body in tip-top shape CardioFlex would like to share some videos on stretches and exercises you can do while at your desk. We hope you enjoy the videos! (Tip: It is recommended to stand up, walk, stretch, etc. 5-10 min every hour.)

Hold Stretch for 30 seconds, perform 3 per side.

Hold stretch for 5 seconds, perform 10 per side.

Hold stretch for 30 seconds, perform 3 per side.

Hold for 30 seconds, perform 3 per side.

Hold for 30 seconds, perform 3 per side

*Please consult a physical therapist or physician one-on-one if you have any questions, pain or other physical issues*

For more info, please visit www.cardioflextherapy.com

About the Author

Terry Abrams

Terry Abrams is the President & Director of Physical Therapy for CardioFlex Therapy, a start-up company founded in 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Delivering both Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, CardioFlex Therapy’s Outpatient Clinic is centrally located in Davie, FL serving the towns of Cooper City, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Hollywood, Miramar, Sunrise, & Fort Lauderdale. For Home Physical Therapy, CardioFlex sends its therapists to homes located in Broward, Dade, & Palm Beach counties. Google+

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Fix Your Posture and Improve Your Health

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Most of us who work in an office setting are most likely sitting slouched over our desk chair and staring at a computer screen creating bad posture in our bodies. Having poor posture can result in tremendous structural damage to the spine, shoulders, hips, and knees. It can lead to things such as joint pain throughout your body, reduced flexibility, and compromised muscles which can limit your body’s ability to burn fat and build strength. With that being said CardioFlex Therapy would like to share a very informative article to help fix your posture and improve your overall health. Click on the link to read article http://mybodystructure.com/main/fix-your-posture-imbalances-improve-strength-gains/.

For more info, please visit www.cardioflextherapy.com

About the Author

Terry Abrams

Terry Abrams is the President & Director of Physical Therapy for CardioFlex Therapy, a start-up company founded in 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Delivering both Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, CardioFlex Therapy’s Outpatient Clinic is centrally located in Davie, FL serving the towns of Cooper City, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Hollywood, Miramar, Sunrise, & Fort Lauderdale. For Home Physical Therapy, CardioFlex sends its therapists to homes located in Broward, Dade, & Palm Beach counties. Google+

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